29. Water strategy Water is an important raw material for our business and used as a utility for cleaning, cooling and heating. Our strategy aims primarily at reducing usage of utility water by carrying out cleaning processes more efficiently and improving heat exchange processes. Well water accounts for 43 per cent of our needs, with 48 per cent of total volumes used coming from public utilities. Our water consumption remained stable at 5.5 hectolitres per hectolitre in 2005, falling short of the 5.3 hectolitres per hectolitre target for 2005. The impact of including soft drinks figures was offset by an increase that resulted from the introduction of a more accurate method for defining water consumption: several production units have included cooling water for the first time this year. Water consumption also increased in Aba (Nigeria) and Valencia (Spain), due to decreased production and lower efficiency. In 2005, 33 breweries still failed to comply with the maximum target of 7 hectolitre per hectolitre set out in our Aware of Water programme - three more than in 2004. The increase is the result of new acquisitions (in Egypt, Nigeria and Russia). Waste strategy Our strategy regarding waste is to maximise the recycling of our residual materials. Residual materials consist of co-products, waste packaging materials and other industrial waste. In 2004 we recycled 95 per cent and in 2005 we recycled 94 per cent (excluding waste water treatment sludge and hazardous waste). The environmental performance indicator is expressed as the amount of non-recycled industrial waste per hectolitre. This increased from 0.95 kg per hectolitre in 2004 to 1.08 kg per hectolitre in 2005. The target for 2005 of 0.70 kg per hectolitre was not met. The increase can, amongst other things, be attributed to poor recycling of brewer's spent grains in Lagos (Nigeria) and packaging waste in Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea). Unfortunately, it is not possible to recycle these major waste streams at either location. In addition, replacement of packaging materials (bottles in Bujumbura, Burundi, and pallets in Shanghai, China) caused an incidental increase in non-recycled waste production. In 2005 the way in which we report on waste has been standardised for all production units, making our reported waste data more reliable. Eco Care Indicator Other environmental issues are grouped under the Eco Care Indicator. About 30 environmental issues are aggregated in the Eco Care Indicator using Specific water consumption breweries and soft-drink plants Specific non-recycled industrial waste production breweries and soft-drink plants 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 I 4.66 4.85 5.00 I 5.47 I 5.41 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 I 2003 I I 0.89 0.94 I 1.06 I 1.08 I 0.95 I 1.09 Actual Target hi water/hi beer soft-drink Actual Target kg/hi beer soft-drink Heineken N.V. - 2004/2005 Sustainability Report

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